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on there. construction is set to start in early 2013. i contacted the city of san jose. it is aware of the plans and aware of the history of the site. correctly pointing out that lots of cleanup has been done through the years. janelle? >> thanks, scott. >> you bet. >>> in other news tonight, milpitas may be putting its police department on the chopping block. the city council is considering outsourcing its law enforcement to the santa clara county sheriff's office. the issue is on the agenda for tonight's city council meeting which is open to the public. it begins at 7:00 p.m. at city hall. >>> was ate crime of passion or pre-med etated murder. that's the issue surfacing in the trial of michelle esteban accused of killing michelle le. today esteban's boyfriend took the witness stand, telling the court about her escalating jealous of his platonic relationship with le. the 26-year-old nursing student disappeared in may of last year. her body was found four months later. the ex-boyfriend and esteban have a daughter together, and he testified that they tried to salvage their rocky rela
are starting to spend. construction is also picking up in san jose. but the city apparently is not prepared. and that's causing delays. nbc bay area's kris sanchez is live in san jose with why one businessman blames the city for losing nearly everything. kris? >> reporter: hi there, janelle. well, if you have ever been through a construction project, then you know that things don't move nearly as fast as you hope that they would. but in san jose for months, things were taking a lot longer than they were supposed to. and that's primarily because the planning department was decimated by the recession. >> great ice cream. very good. >> reporter: this cream i have a fixture in this san jose downtown, at least it was until owner jeff mullen closed in order to move into a new space after ten years in business. >> my expectation of downtime was two to three months, okay. it turned into eight months. >> reporter: mullen says he lost $400,000 in revenue and nearly lost his home and his customer base. and while he was closed, other similar businesses moved in. he places much of the blame on the city
a crash sent an suv and a city public works van crashing into two businesses. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez joins us live from oakland. what happened? >> reporter: jessica, investigators are trying to get to the bottom of the crash. i can tell you that a city van was traveling northbound along franklin while an suv was coming up 14th street. they collided in this intersection, and both cars went slamming into this building. you can see the building is boarded up tonight. two pedestrians were hit in the process. now i have to warn you, some of the images you are about to see are graphic. it's a scene that is becoming all too familiar in the east bay. >> it sounded like an earthquake. i thought it was an earthquake. >> reporter: he describes the crash that sent glass flying and six people to the hospital this morning. police say a city public works van and an suv collided in the intersection of 18th and franklin in downtown oakland, sending both vehicles slamming into nearby businesses. and into two people walking along the sidewalk. >> it's unknown at this time exactly where they w
of the card roll's opening in august. the city permit process pushed back the opening by four months. and they are seeking over $10,000 in damages for that. the san jose city attorney calls the claim, quote, unfortunate. >>> downtown san francisco is brace for a tech conference that's expected to cause some traffic headaches along the way. oracle open world will be here starting tomorrow through wednesday. today there was a stay city stream of participants registering for the events. parts of howard and taylor streets are due to the closed for the event and several mun any lines rerouted as well. worst traffic problems are expected to happen between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. and 40,000 people are expected to attend that conference. >>> the flu season is around the corner. today hunts of people are in the south bay to get preventive medicine. cars were lining up for today's flu shot drive-thru clinic and union city. kaiser was the sponsor, according to kaiser as well as the center for disease control, a flu shot is recommended for all children from 6 months to 18 years old as well as every a
city, holding signs that read "liberty" and shouting out against iran. inside iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad did not mention his nation's controversial nuclear program. instead he accused big powers like the u.s. and israel of being bullies. >> translator: continue threats by the uncivilized zionists to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality. >> reporter: the comments prompted harsh words from israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu as he headed to the u.s. for a speech of his own. israel fears iran is building a nuclear weapon, and in response netanyahu has threatened military force. tuesday president obama pushed for a peaceful negotiation. >> make no mistake, a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> reporter: both countries boycotted ahmadinejad's speech, staying away in observance of the jewish holiday yom kippur. >> we have to make a statement today. the obama administration did make a statement. we're not going to listen to him anymore. >> reporter: former u.s. ambassador nicholas burns called
of performance that this city expects. >> reporter: they are 45 men and women selected out of a pool of more than 2,000 who want to wear the badge of the san jose police department. >> parole, get you ready patrol. >> we desperately need more people in our police department, and we're really excited to have these people starting this process. >> reporter: there are 1,046 officers on the force right now. the chief says he needs about 200 more to adequately protect the city. this academy won't solve that problem, but the department says it's a start. >> it's exactly what we need because it's unfortunate exactly what we lost in the layoffs is a lot of those folks who are most diverse. >> reporter: the recruits arrive at a time when crime is up, morale is low. so is their pay and benefits. that's why dozens of current officers are ready to bail, so frustrated with the working conditions, that they want to wear the patch of another city. and there is no sugarcoating those concerns to these cadets. >> it's not an easy time to be a san jose police officer. and they're going to learn that as well. but at
fear the units would boost population density and strain city services. >>> president obama and mitt romney are both weighing in on critical issues facing education. nbc's danielle leigh has more on proposed solutions the candidates offered during the final day of nbc's education nation summit. >> and also -- >> reporter: standing inside the new york public library, mitt romney laid out what he calls crucial components for education reform. >> the key for me is it relates to great teachers and creating families that could support their child in education. >> reporter: in a pretape interview, president obama did the same. >> i'm a strong believer that the way you get results is to get everybody involved. >> reporter: both men echoed the priorities expressed by educators in the education summit. >> a student zip code should not determine the trajectory of their life. >> america must have the best schools in the world. >> reporter: the importance of a better evaluation system for teachers that awards them with higher pay. >> the countries that outcompete us, that's what they do. >> repo
example of the staff crunch playing out across the city. especially on the streets of a south bay neighborhood where ladies of the night are extending their office hours working more in the daylight, and right in view of the children walking to and from school. in about 90 minutes, parents will go out to the streets and try to take back their community. mary ann favreau has this follow-up for you. >> reporter: maria says she's had enough of prostitutes near washington elementary schooling in san jose, especially after one propositioned her son. she says she's concerned what her 6-year-old daughter baby will see on her way home from school. >> i just think that's not appropriate for my daughter to see. something that's just hanging around, and basically, she just asks questions a lot, like why are they dressed that way, and jumping into cars. >> reporter: both moms plan to join 100 other parents at an awareness march tonight to fight the increasing number of hookers near the elementary schools. they hope san jose cops will do more. but police say their hands are tied by budget cons
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